Originally Posted by dealt_with
It wouldn't surprise me if you at least needed a sports management degree to get started these days, a lot of jobs that you could just get started in back in the day by knocking on the right door now require at least a masters to be competitive..
Not so in boxing, if you are aa smart manager you get somebody with a degree( a lawyer) with experience reading and understanding contracts and the rest is industry knowledge, contacts and experience.
I dont know of any degrees that can prepare you for dealing with a Mayweather or a Bob Arum for instance or someone like that and believe me there are plenty. Or for picking the right opponents or making the right moves that will get your fighter a ranking which leads to a bigger and better payday. Experience not a degree is what is needed.